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Alan E. Grice

Brigadier General (Retired)

WKU Class of 1976

BG Alan Grice graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and received his commission in the United States Army, Adjutant General Corps, through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. His classmates describe him as the strong, silent type who leads by example and has the innate intelligence and intuition to get the best out of those around him, whether he is in a leadership position or not. Attainment of the rank of Brigadier General is an accomplishment in and of itself but to do so in a branch as small as the Adjutant General Corps further attests to the leadership and exceptional service of BG Grice.

BG Grice graduated from the Adjutant General Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. He is also a graduate of the US Army Command and Staff College and the US Army War College. He earned a Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Studies.

After more than 32 years of service to the Nation, BG Grice retired from the US Army in January 2009. He currently serves as a Site Manager/Consultant for Dynamics Research Corporation in Radcliff, Kentucky.

BG Grice served simultaneously as a Department of the Army Civilian in accessing new soldiers into the US Army and as a leader in the US Army Reserve. His previous key assignments include Deputy Commanding General, 84th US Army Reserve Readiness Training Command, Ft McCoy, WI; Assistant Division Commander, 84th Division, Milwaukee, WI; G3, Headquarters, 100th Division, Louisville, KY and Commander, 7th Brigade, 100th Division, Ft Knox, KY. BG Grice also held a variety of active duty command and staff assignments in the United States and the Republic of Korea.

BG Grice and his wife, Cynthia have two sons and two daughters.

His awards and decorations include:
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (Silver OLC)
Joint Service Medal (2 OLC)
Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC)
Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4 OLC)
National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Ribbon
Ranger Tab

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